WP themes not working in cPanel hosts?

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I have transferred sites from a Direct Admin host to a cPanel one.

Strangely, when I click on posts to see the details & comments, it doesn't work for many many themes. All the rest of the site looks fine but for a reason unknown to me browsers can't go on the individual post page.

Is this a "add-on domain" related issue?

Again, the themes worked with my previous host.

The support told me to check the themes, and about 1 in 4 work as supposed to... That'll make me throw a lot of good themes down the drain...

On the other hand, i found one that works that didn't looked clean on my previous host.

I never expected these issues at all!

Anyone experienced that and/or knows a way to fix it?

#cpanel #hosts #themes #working
  • Profile picture of the author john_kennedy
    What do you mean it doesn't work? The theme isn't there? You getting an error page? Need more detail. PM one of the sites so I can see what you mean.

    There really shouldn't be any difference between the 2 hosts. The control panel is just a means to manage your account and doesn't affect how your sites work.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Rhome
    The theme works in the sense that the pages, layout, graphics, etc look just fine.

    But when you actually click on a post to see the whole post with comments, I get this message:
    "The requested URL /diet-fitness/what-supplements-do-i-need-to-stay-healthy/ was not found on this server."

    Yet on some themes, it WILL work - I'm talking about another theme used on the same domain. But I know for a fact that the seemingly "problem themes" did work perfectly on my previous host.
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  • Profile picture of the author john_kennedy
    Most likely it is the htaccess file. I would rename what is there now and then go into Settings/Permalinks and reset your setting that you have there.

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    • Profile picture of the author jgalty
      Did you by chance change anything in your word press settings before this occurred. The only other thing i can think of is that your host has mod security set and you have to edit your htaccess file like stated above.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Rhome
    When I saw John's post I remember reading about Hostgator issues with .htaccess files.

    True enough, it wasn't even there! It simply didn't uploaded the file with the others. These nagging little thing always makes wonder if I'm gonna end up in an asylum some day soon

    I simply added the .htaccess file, reset the permalinks, and bingo!

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  • Profile picture of the author iBBnet
    Glad you got it all figured out. I was about to suggest the .htaccess file as well, but the others beat me to it
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